Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
speeches. decide the same thing about this. the content of this next video the huffington post first linked this video to it earlier today, paul ryan speaking at a 2011 dinner hosted by the american spectator, con serbtive magazine and this sounds a lot like mitt romney's comment on the 47%. >> the good news, still shows survey after survey, shows 70% of americans believe in the american dream, only 30% want the welfare state. half of the people currently in the category are there not of their wish or their will. >> liberal websites are focusing on the ryan speech, and the huffington post says they learned of a clip because a reader. ryan's campaign says only 30% want the welfare state, just as it is every day on t campaign trail, and the size trail, and so let's talk about this, whether these videos amount to anything. and political analyst roland martin, and red state.com and professor boise watkins of syracuse university. eric, on the obama tape, to you, what is the significance of it? >> the circumstances of it is the media. it was the media that portrayed barack obama as a post racial
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm PDT
is political correspondent for root.com and sam stein, political reporter for "the huffington post." great to have both of you with us. keli, you first. how offensive is this? how damaging is it? is it something claire mccaskill has to respond to? >> well, i'd say on a scale of 1 to 10, we're heading into, like, 20 territory, ed. i think at a certain point this actually makes me wonder what must a republican candidate or any candidate do to not get support? right? like, i think at this point we have to start having a competition just to see where the lines of offensiveness, how far we can push these boundaries. apparently making rape jokes doesn't do it, making misogynistic comments doesn't do it. maybe somebody has to drop the "n" bomb, but with rick perry and the rock thing. >> sam, how does he overcome this? >> i don't think he does. todd akin should have a rule he shouldn't speak about women or women's issues because it causes him more problems than it's worth. obviously missouri is a conservative state, or trending conservative. it's not going to vote for president obama like it did.
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
huffington post's" ryan grim and "rolling stone's" eric baits. find all of us and show clips at facebook.com/now with alex. "andrea mitchell reports" is next. >> thanks so much. coming up next my interview with senator john kerry who has strong words for the romney campaign's claim to be debate underdogs. and for their criticism of president obama's relationship with israel. also joining me is israel's ambassador michael orrin, congressman keith ellison and rachel maddow. up next. ♪ something to me ♪ that nobody else could do [ male announcer ] you start your day... love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...the mortgage... the kids' college tuition. [ cellphone ringing ] but life insurance? [ horn honking ] life is unpredictable. that's why at fidelity life we want you to think about term life insurance -- taking care of your family's future expenses if something happens to you. it's easy. we get to know you and your needs, then give you our best quote and our competitors'. you choose and save up to 70%. that could mean $250,000 of coverage for jus
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
are in washington, d.c. with us onset, political editor and white house correspondent for the huffington post, sam stein. he's also a big fan of sport fall. nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell and senior national correspondent for bloomberg business week and he has thrown a blizzard of bloomberg business week magazines all around the set. joshua green. in new york city msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst mark halperin and also the cohost of cnbc's "street signs" brian sullivan. we have a lot to talk about. mark halperin, if you're just waking up and you don't want to read the newspapers, it's friday. you want to get ready to watch nfl games where they actually get the calls right and you just want to read one paragraph. that's why i'm here. i'm sort of the cliff notes for you today. mark, i want you to respond to this. charles krauthammer and "the washington post." charles, the patron saint of conservatives. the headline "go large, mitt." listen to this line. it makes you think how far ahead romney would be if he were actually running a campaign, but his unwillingnes